Fire razes BOP homes

Fire investigators are looking into the cause of two Bay of Plenty house fires. A house in Whakamarama went up in flames around 10pm. Fire and Emergency... Read More

Progress made after truck causes power outage

Contractors have made steady progress as they worked through heavy rain repairing Powerco’s damaged electricity network in Waihi today. A truck... Read More

Bella Vista: Mayor admits ‘ball was dropped’

Tauranga Mayor Greg Brownless is vowing to hold to account those responsible for the botch-up at the failed Bella Vista housing development. Twenty... Read More

Bella Vista report ‘not comprehensive enough’

A government report into the failed Bella Vista development is not comprehensive enough, a former owner of one of the houses says. The Ministry of Business,... Read More

TCC fails to follow own rules - MBIE

Tauranga City Council didn't follow its own rules on a failed subdivision that left over 20 unsafe homes, a government probe has found. A Ministry... Read More

Coromandel main street improvements delayed

The Coromandel Town Centre main street improvements will now start later in the year. The project scope includes removal and replacement of the road... Read More

Awhina House team invite supporters to hui

With Awhina House due to open, the organisers are calling for volunteers to attend their second ‘Community Angels Supporters Hui.’ “If... Read More

Fire trucks called to the Mount

There are reports coming in this evening from SunLive readers that the Mount Ocean Sports Club has been evacuated.  Two fire trucks attended the... Read More

Council scraps pool registration fee

Tauranga City Council has announced they have scrapped a proposed pool registration fee. The $134.20 fee would have applied to the owners of more than... Read More

Have your say - climate change, rescue & transport

Climate change, passenger transport and rescue services funding are on Regional Council’s radar. Bay of Plenty residents will be asked to provide... Read More

Lack of funding causing housing to be stalled

Tauranga's mayor is frustrated housing projects are on hold because the city can't get access to government funding. This week the council... Read More

Power cut across Tauranga as sparks light up night

11.30pm Update: Power has now been restored to more than 3200 homes across Tauranga after an unexpected power cut this evening. There are still 52 properties... Read More

Regional town house prices getting unaffordable

Mayors in some regional towns in the North Island are warning a jump of up to 30 percent in the year to February signals unaffordability for first home... Read More

Rare Guzzi motorcycle stolen

Mark Townsend was on the second-to-last day of his motorcycle trip down the South Island when his rare 1000s Moto Guzzi was stolen. “I got off... Read More

Flying start for Pest-free Te Puna

Te Puna’s pest free programme got off to a flying start on Saturday March 2, with more than 100 people attending and all 78 traps given out –... Read More